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The Mamas And The Papas Collected'
The Mamas And The Papas: CollectedImport
Limited First Pressing Of 1,500 Individually Numbered Copies On 180 Gram Yellow Vinyl, Black Vinyl Thereafter
4 Page Booklet With Liner Notes And Photos
Selection Of Hits And Songs From Seminal Folk Group, Including California Dreamin' , Monday, Monday, Somebody Groovy, Dancing In The Street, Twelve Thirty (Young Girls Are Coming To The Canyon)
Including Three Solo Songs by Mama Cass Elliott
Music On Vinyl proudly presents a second release of the COLLECTED albums. The new albums will focus on memorable artists with almost a life span of original intriguing music, covering a timeless musical period!
The Mamas & The Papas were formed by husband and wife John and Michelle Phillips, formerly of The New Journeymen, and Denny Doherty, formerly of The Mugwumps. The last member to join was Cass Elliot, Doherty's bandmate in The Mugwumps. The group considered calling itself The Magic Cyrcle before switching to The Mamas and the Papas as apparently inspired by the Hells Angels, whose female associates were called mamas.
They released a total of five studio albums and seventeen singles over a four-year period, six of which made the Billboard top ten, and sold close to 40 million records worldwide. The band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998 for their contributions to the music industry.
The band's first single, Go Where You Wanna Go, was released in 1965. The second single, California Dreamin', was released later in 1965 and quickly peaked in the charts. The band's album, If You Can Believe Your Eyes And Ears, was released in March 1966 and became the band's only number 1 album on the Billboard 200. The third and final single from their debut was Monday, Monday, which became the band's only US number 1 hit. The song brought the band international success.
In 1966 they recorded their second album The Mamas And The Papas. I Saw Her Again was the first single from the album before release. When the album was released in 1966, it peaked at number four in the US, continuing the band's success. Words of Love was released as the second single and Dancing in the Street was released as the third and final single.
Deliver came in the autumn of 1966. The album featured the singles Look Through My Window, Dedicated To The One I Love and Creeque Alley. Shortly afterward, a non-album single called Glad to be Unhappy was released.
Mama Cass Elliot had a successful solo career becoming popular with hits such as Make Your Own Kind of Music and It's Getting Better.
COLLECTED is a perfect overview of the multiple classic hits and tracks throughout the career of The Mamas & The Papas and complimented with several popular tracks by Mama Cass Elliot.LP 1
1. California Dreamin'
2. Monday, Monday
3. Go Where You Wanna Go
4. Somebody Groovy
5. Got A Feelin'
6. Straight Shooter
7. Do You Wanna Dance
8. You Baby
9. I Saw Her Again Last Night
10. Even If I Could
11. Words Of Love
12. Dancing In The Street
13. Strange Young Girls
14. No Salt On Her Tail
15. Trip, Stumble & Fall
16. Creeque Alley
17. Dedicated To The One Love
1. Look Through My Window
2. Sing For Your Supper
3. My Girl
4. Glad To Be Unhappy
5. Dream A Little Dream Of Me
6. Safe In My Garden
7. Too Late
8. Twelve Thirty (Young Girls Are Coming To The Canyon)
10. Midnight Voyage
11. For The Love Of Ivy
12. Step Out
14. People Like Us
15. Mama Cass Elliott - It's Getting Better
16. Mama Cass Elliott - Make Your Own Kind Of Music
17. Mama Cass Elliott - Welcome To The World$42.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Whiteout Conditions'Cohesive.' It's a word New Pornographers founder A.C. Newman still sounds a little bit surprised to say as he describing the band's seventh album, Whiteout Conditions. It's a quality that you wouldn't necessarily intuitively associate with a so-called supergroup that, by its very collective nature, seems bound to have a good deal of stylistic variance built into the formula (or lack of it). Can an outfit built on the appeal of multiple frontmen and frontwomen develop a signature sound after all? Maybe, and maybe better late than never.
'On other records,' says Newman, 'it felt like sometimes it was very clear: oh, this is a fast one with me singing, and then the next would be a slow song with Neko (Case) singing. And I've always liked that in a White Album kind of way - being a band that just does whatever the hell they want from track to track. But when we did Brill Bruisers (the band's previous album, released in 2014), it was the first time where I thought: Let's try to make a cohesive record. Let's try to give it a sound and see how focused we can make it. And on this record, I think we went a lot farther down that road.'
The focus on Whiteout Conditions (The New Pornographers' first album on their own imprint, Collected Works Records, in partnership with Concord Records) comes down to a couple of notable shifts: increased tempos, for one, and increasingly blended vocals, for another. There are fewer extended solo lead vocal turns by any of the band members and more choral effects or interplay between the men and women in the group. If you're of a certain age, you might start thinking of them as an indie-rock Mamas and the Papas, or... 'I'll take that,' Newman says, 'but the Fifth Dimension is always the one we're going for, way more than the Mamas and the Papas! I hesitate to throw out catchphrases that might be repeated back to me a thousand times, but at the beginning of this record, there was some thinking that we wanted it to be like a Krautrock Fifth Dimension. Of course, our mutated idea of what Krautrock is probably doesn't sound like Krautrock at all. But we were thinking: Let's try and rock in a different way.'1. Play Money
2. Whiteout Conditions
3. High Ticket Attractions
4. This Is The World Of The Theatre
5. Darling Shade
6. Second Sleep
8. We've Been Here Before
10. Clock Wise
11. Avalanche Alley$21.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Late Night Tales: Django DjangoDjango Django is the latest band invited to curate a prestigious Late Night Tales collection, set for release on 5th May. Like many of the best British groups, the Djangos met at art school, specifically Edinburgh College Of Art, before reconnecting in London. Django Django released their self-titled debut album on quirky French indie Because in early 2012 to some acclaim, winding up in many critics' end of year lists (Top Ten in the NME and Top 30 in Rolling Stone, among them).
Their oddball approach to music, which sounds like the rich harmonies of the Mamas & Papas beamed through a refracting prism pointing towards Bo Diddley, Chicago house and outer-space (it's no surprise to learn that Django producer/drummer Dave Maclean's brother John was in the Beta Band, who also shared the same cinemascopic view of the pop landscape).
"Rollicking sing-alongs, galloping into disco sunsets like whisky-addled and leather-saddled bandits on the stolen backs of prairie wild mustangs," is how Django Django describe themselves. Which is another way of saying they're pop adventurists, as at home with Mad Mike's Underground Resistance as they are the blues rumble of Canned Heat. A bit like this delightful mix, then, which darts about like a gurgle of guppies after two too many espressos.
Check out mixes that rock between two-step delights like Roy Davis Jr's 'Gabrielle' to Nilsson's lyrically winsome 'Coconut'. At one end of the Django spectrum there's James Last, the terminally unhip Teuton, whose 'Inner City Blues' shows you can never underestimate the Germans, while at the far reaches of the mix, they manage to sneak in Ramadanman ('Bass Drums') and Hudson Mohawke and Lunice collaboration TNGHT's 'Bugg'n'. You can hear the echoes of influences in some of the selections, like The Beach Boys whose peerless 'Surf's Up' makes a welcome appearance halfway through, while Seals & Crofts' "Sweet Green Fields" show what sun-drenched pop can sound like when it's done well. And because it's Late Night Tales there's a sparkling cover version of 'Porpoise Song', the theme from The Monkees daffily brilliant 'Head', an admirably lysergic termination to this waltz through pop's nooks and cranberries. "You should never be afraid to make a fool of yourself for art," Dave Maclean once said. Let's raise a dram to Scotland's favourite fools on the hill.
"We wanted to produce a mix that represented the band. It's what we're all into, so everyone put forward suggestions. It's what we are as a band; and we're kids that have grown up with an obsession about our mum and dad's record collections, like '50s and 60s stuff and then got into hip hop and dance music as we grew up. At the heart of it all is our parents' collections, with our tastes mixed in. Our Late Night Tales pays homage to that."
Dave Maclean (Django Django)LP1
1. Leo Kottke - The Tennessee Toad
2. Gulp - Game Love
3. Bob James - Nautilus
4. James Last - Inner City Blues
5. Philip Glass - Floe
6. Map Of Africa - Bone
7. Seals & Crofts - Sweet Green Fields
8. The Millennium - To Claudia On Thursday
9. The Beach Boys - Surf's Up
10. Primal Scream - Carry Me Home
1. Massive Attack - Man Next Door
2. TNGHT - Bugg'n
3. Outkast - Slum Beautiful
4. Timmy Thomas - Why Can't We Live Together
5. Harry Nilsson - Coconut
6. Canned Heat - Poor Moon
7. Rick Miller - Future Directions
8. Django Django - Porpoise Song
9. Benedict Cumberbatch - Flat Of Angles pt.4$35.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
WallflowerWallflower is five-time Grammy Award-winning jazz pianist and singer Diana Krall's new studio album released via Verve Records. Wallflower is a collection of songs from the late 60's to present day that inspired Krall in her early years. Produced by 16-time
Grammy® Award-winning producer David Foster, the album finds Krall breaking new ground with her interpretations of some of the greatest pop songs of
On Wallflower, Diana Krall showcases her considerable gifts as a vocalist in a bold and beautiful way. Krall sings a set of songs that include
familiar popular classics like The Mamas and the Papas' "California Dreaming" and the Eagles' "Desperado," favorite vintage songs by Krall's musical
heroes Bob Dylan (he inspired the album's title track "Wallflower") and Elton John ("Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word"). The album also features
more recent gems like Crowded House's "Don't Dream It's Over" and a wonderful new composition from Paul McCartney ("If I Take You Home Tonight").
Diana Krall's unique artistry transcends any single musical style and has made her one of the most recognizable artists of our time. Krall has sold more
albums than any other female jazz artist in the last 30 years, establishing herself as one of the best-selling artists of her generation. The new album marks
Krall's first studio effort since 2012's Glad Rag Doll, produced by T Bone Burnett, which debuted at No. 6 on the Billboard 200 and at No. 1 on the Jazz
Diana Krall is the only jazz singer to have eight albums debut at the top of the Billboard Jazz Albums chart. To date, she has won five
Grammy® Awards, eight Juno® Awards and has also earned nine gold, three platinum and seven multi-platinum albums.1. California Dreamin'
4. Alone Again (Naturally) duet with Michael BublÉ
5. Wallflower featuring Blake Mills
6. If I Take You Home Tonight
7. I Can't Tell You Why
8. Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word
9. Operator (That's Not The Way It Feels)
10. I'm Not In Love
11. Feels Like Home duet with Bryan Adams
12. Don't Dream It's Over$25.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now